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Old 03-15-2014, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Taxiing with Canopy open

I like to keep my canopy open, during the ramp starts & taxi's. I just like to hear my engines, and everything else... Heck, even after I land, and I"m taxiing around the airfield as well.

For the ex-military, flight line folks & pilots, was curious if I'd be in violation of some ground operations protocol.

Regardless, it's my bird, and I'm gonna do what what I wanna do in the sim.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:19 AM   #2
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Not that I know of. Many aircraft do it. Many aircraft environmental control system takes some time to cool the cockpit, specially at engine idle.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:25 AM   #3
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Flying out of Davis Monthan, in the Summer, might be a little different. Though as you note, if the cockpit cooling takes a bit, then open up that bird.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:27 AM   #4
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Seen many an A-10 at Davis-Monthan AFB taxiing with canopy open. Of course, that's Tucson and it can get mighty toasty in them pits with the sun glaring down.
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Seen many an A-10 at Davis-Monthan AFB taxiing with canopy open. Of course, that's Tucson and it can get mighty toasty in them pits with the sun glaring down.
10-4 buddy! It's pretty frigging hot here in AZ, in June, July, August... ugh!
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:43 AM   #6
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:52 AM   #7
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I'm glad I'm not the only one. I really get a charge out of pulling out of the hangar with the canopy open (recently I've had to close it because its just too loud to hear ts3), just taxiing out kind of feeling the groove... Arm out the window sort of thing. I'll keep it up right about to the point where either I'm at the last turn onto the runway or I get annoyed with people telling me my canopy is up lol.

Glad I'm not the only one.

I was up one morning at 4am after a night shift... Sleeping pattern all wonky. I logged in and noticed that one of crews missions was still running and the time in game was 4am. The way the hours lined up with the season in game was reaaaaaaally close so as the sun was coming up around the same time. The sky outside looked the same. The morning was just delightful. And I was going in to blow some ish up!!

Anyway for all my griping about some things- the stuff this sim does well, it does really, REALLY well.
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:57 AM   #8
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It's okay to taxi with it open just don't forget to close it before takeoff and don't ask me how I know that cause I won't tell.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:40 AM   #9
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:47 AM   #10
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If you like the sound of the engines you should just leave it open and take off. T-34 stereo
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